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mlpa 08-03-2010 03:39 AM

XFCE power manager
Hi, I'm running Slackware64 13.1.
When I change the bright of my screen, xfce power manager show a info bar.
But now it disappear, when I run xfce4-power-manager from a terminal I get this info:

(xfce4-power-manager:8001): xfce4-power-manager-WARNING **: No convenient cpu governors found on the system, cpu frequency control will be disabled
(xfce4-power-manager:8001): xfce4-power-manager-DEBUG: Size Changed 200 icon=xfpm-ac-adapter

(xfce4-power-manager:8001): xfce4-power-manager-WARNING **: could not map keysym 1008ffa8 to keycode

(xfce4-power-manager:8001): xfce4-power-manager-DEBUG: Size Changed 28 icon=xfpm-ac-adapter
Another thing, Slackware don't have cpu governors?

business_kid 08-03-2010 03:47 AM

The kernel has governors.

I found the power manager in Xfce a royal PITA, as it duplicated the functions of acpi and spewed valueless "information". I simply stopped it starting, used acpi, and the sky didn't fall in :-)

mlpa 08-03-2010 04:04 AM

But the keys to change bright don't show a info bar anymore, its strange.

business_kid 08-04-2010 02:59 AM

Aw gee - Missing the eye candy? :-)

ChrisAbela 08-04-2010 07:21 AM

Does this happens to all users?

Lufbery 08-04-2010 07:34 AM


You could drop Robby Workman a quick note. Robby is one of the Slackware developers and an XFCE enthusiast. His package archive has a bunch of XFCE packages in it.

Perhaps the XFCE4-sensors-plugin, which is available at the link above, could help.

Good luck!

mlpa 08-04-2010 02:03 PM

I think I discover the problem, I have a Ati graphic card, and when I press the Fn Keys for brightness and do dmesg, I see output from fglrx, so I think my graphic card drivers are catching the signals.

selfprogrammed 08-05-2010 02:04 PM

I cannot get the power-manager to appear.
It shows up on the bar, when you click it a menu appears with power-manager at the top, so I click that, and nothing.
Attempting to start it from the menus does nothing.

What is this thing supposed to do ??
My Sempron appears to not have freq/power levels (according to CPUID)
(I had to insert an extra print stmt into the kernel to find that out),
but you know "Cool n' Quiet", so it may have something else.

Does the power-manager just abandon you when there are no abilities on the CPU ??

I have the governers compiled in to the kernel, but they do not seem to be doing anything that I can actually verify.

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